Re: brothers in troops
Danny Schwendener (macman@BERNINA.ETHZ.CH)
Thu, 16 Apr 1992 17:53:01 -0500
>> My 13 year old son is in a troop (822) sponsored by the LDS church.
>> We chose that troop for several reasons. I did not want him in
>> the same troop as his 12 year old brother.
> I am curious as to why and how you reached this decision. Would you
> care to elaborate on the circumstances?
In our organization, most activities are done with the patrol.
Only one meeting out of ten is a troop meeting/event. Because of this,
putting the two brothers in separate _troops_ may be a bit extreme, but
when one of my cubs moves to the scouts, I generally choose *not* to put
him in a patrol where he has an older brother.
The reason for this decision is that the
main difficulty for a new kid (especially if he's coming over from the
cubs) is to get the same respect from the other scouts as any member of
the patrol. Although there are exceptions, the general case is that
if the kid gets bugged by some members of his patrol, his brother will
be on their side, for psychological reasons. And he will have more than
enough intimate knowledge about his little brother to let him look like
-- Danny Schwendener email@example.com
Wolfsmeute Nidau/Glockenhof, Zurich, Switzerland
m.h.c. Troop 14, San Francisco
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